Science / Biology / Blending: Term applied to 19th century belief that parental traits blended in their offspring; disproven by Mendels work.


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Merwal: White-wine grape found in the Bakaa Valley of Lebanon. Said to resemble Semillon when made into a dry wine. Used by Chateau Musar for blending with Obaideh grapewine to create an oaked wine capable of MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Moristel: Red-wine producing grape grown in the Somontano region adjoining the central Pyrenees area of Spain. In southern Aragon it has the synonym name Juan Ib??ez. It produces light ruby red, floral, mildly MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Mavrodaphne: Pronounced 'mav roh thaf nee'. Red-wine grape widely grown in the Patras region on the north coast of the Peloponnese in southern Greece and either used to make a dry wine suitable for blending purpos MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Marastina: Has at least 9 synonym names including Rukatac. Loose clustered V.vinifera grown in Croatia (former Yugoslavia). Berries are small-medium size with pale-green skins. Reported as appearing to do well o MORE

Malbo Gentile

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Malbo Gentile: According to the Geilweilerhof database this variety has several synonym names, including Amabile and Tubino. Reported as grown in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy where it is used as a blending win MORE

Muscat Dr. Hoog

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Muscat Dr. Hoog: No other details as yet other than it is listed by the Geilweilerhof database (see Foreword above) as grown in central Europe and used mainly as a tablegrape. May be the heavy-cropping english tablegr MORE